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May 22, 2010 at 10:50 pm in reply to: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches #773967
That’s an incomplete reading of the article. You’ve left out the first option given by the text.
Altar rails are not required.May 22, 2010 at 10:01 pm in reply to: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches #773965
Are there references officially requiring them?May 21, 2010 at 10:39 pm in reply to: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches #773959
Where would we be without altar rails, after all.April 9, 2008 at 1:14 am in reply to: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches #771460
The doors to the Siza church are stunning when they’re open.
I’d be genuinely interested to see a few recent churches that meet with approval outside of the historicist confections of Duncan Stroik.April 2, 2008 at 9:00 pm in reply to: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches #771451
It’s concrete. Chapels often seem to be much more successful projects than churches – the smaller floorplate makes the necessary verticality far easier to achieve without inviting monumentalism.April 2, 2008 at 12:49 am in reply to: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches #771444
That one definitely strays too far into the profane. It feels more like a jewellery store than a church.
If I might divert the topic slightly for a moment, what are people’s views on the placing of the choir in the organ loft of a Catholic church? I’ve been trying to establish the emergence of the placement, as distinct from a triforium or a rood loft. It seems to be a Victorian innovation, but I’d be happy to hear if anyone can point me towards some earlier precedents.
Good to know. That would be a useful fallback should all the local woodwork teachers and garda sergeants turn out to be too busy.
@Group Hug wrote:
Can all of Dublin’s architects be happy working on square box projects with clients that are only interested in cost and wouldn’t know a good creative design if it bit them in the ass?
I’ll hazard a guess that they’re all off happily working for people willing to pay the 15% [and up] this kind of work costs.
I like the idea of students with PI, but I hate to think what the premiums would be…
The Ranelagh school is remarkably bland, without the limited pleasure of being anodyne. I can’t believe the ‘Millenium Tower’ is even in the running. Castle St is one of the better reuse projects in the city, but that’s probably not enough on its own. The Wooden Building stole nearly a year of my life and I still haven’t forgiven it, so I won’t comment there except to say that high-priced apartment schemes add nothing to the architectural discourse outside of other high-priced apartment schemes. I suspect the boardwalk and Smithfield projects are there merely to fill out the ‘non-building’ component, but both are fundementally compromised.
I think Fingal. You heard it here first.
– you could do this in three years abroad – apparently there is a course in Dalhousie university in Nova Scotia Canada which can be a three year course for mature students?
A lot of the Canadian unis are switching from a five year bachelor to a three year masters programme.
It will be then passed on to a qualified architect for the appropriate consultation and workup etc.
Draw that up for me, boss?
What js said.
Believe it or not helloinsane it’s actually not a bad project – but you really do have to see it in real life.
I do? Ah, bollix.
I accept this image does the project zero justice, but hey! Copper and limestone cladding is used extensively throughout.
You just broke my ironyometer.
I’m not sure any image could do that project justice, if the schizophrenic massing is retained.
Jaysus, I’d forgotten about that yoke. Thanks for reminding me.
I guess it would just have been *too* obvious to give it to O’Donnell & Tuomey again. They really showed admirable restraint.
Someone enlighten me because to my eye its an austere, humourless, charmless lump of architectural masturbation
Your point being?
The RIAI have a searchable list online here:
Don’t know if they do a printed version, but they’d be the people to ask.
Originally posted by Craig Davis
I was sold on it as a career choice that combines artisitic endeavour with scientific rigour. I wants my money [and the last ten years of my life] back, please.